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People on the move: industry appointment highlights

By Simon Pitman+

04-Dec-2013

There’s been a rash or major executive appointments in the past few weeks, with this article highlighting new high-level positions at Coty, Tupperware and Amyris.

Cosmetic and fragrance company Coty has announced the appointment of Patrice de Talhouet as chief financial officer, effective at the start of 2014.

Talhouet will take over the role from Sergio Pedreiro, who has agreed to stay on during a transitional period until March 2014, with the aim of providing full support during the process and fulfilling duties until the end of the financial year.

In his position as CFO Americas for Mars, Talhouet has led a multiple year program to transform the global Finance function for the company, overseen governance and compliance in the region, and was Dean of Mars University for Finance.

Tupperware makes three exec appointments

Tupperware, which has a diverse portfolio that includes a multinational direct sales cosmetics business, has announced the appointment of three new executive positions, in both the Asia Pacific and Americas regions.

Asha Gupta, currently area vice president, India, Tupperware Brands Philippines and Nutrimetics Australia/New Zealand, will become group president for the entire Asia Pacific region, a position in which she will use her experience in portfolio leadership and social media strategies.

The company has also appointed Patricia Stitzel, currently senior area vice president, Central Europe, to the position of group president, America, while Christian Skroeder, current group president, Asia Pacific, will transition to executive vice president, Tupperware Brands, reporting to Rick Goings, Chairman and CEO. 

Coty's new CFO... 

And lastly, specialty ingredients player has announced thatPaulo Diniz, currently President of Amyris Brasil, will becomeAmyris'sChief Financial Officer (CFO) on an interim basis.

The announcement came at the end of last month, following the decision by the current CFO, Steve Mills, that he will be stepping down ‘for personal reasons’.

"Paulo's proven track record as a CFO for leading companies and his executive leadership as we financed, built, commissioned and now operate our first production facility in Brazil are just some of the strong credentials for his appointment and as we prepare to enter a promising year for Amyris," said John Melo, President & Chief Executive Officer ofAmyris.

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